Disgusting pastor agrees to leave her post at Johnson County church

Edgerton preacher talks about coming out to her congregation

Cynthia MeyerCynthia Meyer, pastor of Edgerton United Methodist Church, recently came out as a lesbian. Because her denomination prohibits gay clergy, she could face discipline.

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While many other Christian denominations — including the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA) — already allow gay clergy, the Methodists have stuck to the ban.

Liberals in the church think it’s time for change. Conservatives stick to homosexuality being a sin.

The fight came to a head in May at the Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore., but the issue was essentially deferred until more study. The action — signaling to some that change was coming — was hailed as historic and could put off talk of a split in the denomination.

But it didn’t allow for persons such as Meyer in the meantime. She said the time could come when she would leave the church altogether.

“I think we have to realize that there could come a time when staying may not be healthy,” she said. “That it may be better to make a change.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article96377412.html#storylink=cpy
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Turmeric spices found heavily contaminated with toxic LEAD… FDA forces nationwide recalls for multiple brands

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(NaturalNews) Just two weeks after the release of my new book Food Forensics, which identifies dangerous levels of lead contamination in turmeric products, the FDA has taken bold enforcement action on the subject. At least three turmeric spice manufacturers — Gel Spice, JM Exotic Foods and Gel Spice — have been forced to issue “voluntary” recalls of their turmeric products due to dangerous levels of lead found in their spices. (See photos of the recalled products below.)

As Natural News readers know very well, I’ve been warning consumers for years about lead in turmeric. Any person consuming turmeric products without knowing their lead test results is no doubt eating huge quantities of a dangerous heavy metal linked to brain damage, bone disorders and heart damage. Lead is notoriously common in turmeric powders and turmeric products because turmeric is usually grown in high-lead soils in India, then imported into the United States.

“Lead can accumulate in the body over time,” warns one FDA recall page. “Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead. People concerned about blood lead levels should contact their physician or health clinic to ask about testing.”

The Health Ranger Store is the only retailer in the world where everything is scientifically tested for heavy metals

To my best knowledge, we are the only health product manufacturer and retailer in the world that tests everything we make and sell for heavy metals. SeeHealthRangerStore.com for our product line, which includes this popular turmeric extract liquid. We currently reject about 80% of raw materials batches due to high lead content, accepting only 20% for production use.

I personally oversee all the laboratory testing for heavy metals, which is conducted via ICP-MS instrumentation at my ISO-17025 accredited laboratory, CWClabs.com. There, every raw material we use is tested for lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, copper and over a dozen other elements. This is what allows us to reject high lead materials from ingredient suppliers.

Interestingly, all the lots we reject as being TOO TOXIC are purchased by some other turmeric manufacturer who sells their own toxic products to an unsuspecting public. Lead-contaminated products are sold right now at Amazon.com, Whole Foods and just about everywhere.

The FDA still won’t claim how much lead is too much

The FDA spot checks food and supplement manufacturers across America, visiting their facilities and taking samples of their products for testing via ICP-OES or ICP-MS. Yet, shockingly, the FDA still refuses to tell the public how much lead is required to trigger a recall.

Sadly, the FDA still has never published any lead limit information for foods, beverages or dietary supplements. (Only children’s candy has an established lead limit.) This means that it is perfectly legal for food and spice manufacturers to sell products containing insanely toxic levels of all sorts of heavy metals. Many of these are even labeled ORGANIC as I’ve documented in my book Food Forensics.

For example, organic rice protein products sold in the United States right now continue to be heavily contaminated with cadmium and lead. Root spices such as turmeric and ginger are also routinely contaminated with not only toxic heavy metals, but extremely high bacteria counts as well (due to soil microbes, which technically may not be very dangerous compared to something like E.coli).

The surprising truth is that the FDA is far behind food safety standards that exist in European countries or even Canada, for that matter. For some reason, the FDA has never established heavy metals limits for food, beverages, spices and supplements sold in the United States. And because of that, dishonest, fraudulent retailers like Whole Foods are free to keep selling toxic products that contribute toxic loads to their unsuspecting customers.

Watch my stunning new mini-documentary, The WHOLE TRUTH about Whole Foodshere: (has been viewed nearly 1 million times on Facebook alone…)

 

FDA recalls confirm Natural News was right yet again about lead contamination of common spices

Now, at least, the FDA has essentially confirmed that my warning about lead in turmeric was right on the money. To my knowledge, my laboratory is the only ISO-accredited private laboratory in the world that’s openly publishing off-the-shelf food composition analysis results in the interests of public safety.

And that’s just sad, because this is the job the FDA should have been doing in the first place. See my science journal NaturalScienceJournal.org for nationwide water testing results that also show the mass lead contamination of municipal water supplies.

Where to get CLEAN, tested turmeric products that don’t contain dangerous levels of heavy metals

If you want CLEAN turmeric products that have been tested for heavy metals, my online store offers Organic Turmeric Root Powder, our Turmeric Gold Liquid Extract and this innovative Organic Golden Turmeric Paste Kit that combines turmeric with black pepper and coconut oil for enhanced absorption. I openly invite anyone — including the FDA — to test all these products for lead, cadmium and every other element known to modern science. You won’t find toxic concentrations of these items in anything we sell.

If you want to see just how much lead really exists in your favorite foods, spices and supplements, check out my book Food Forensics. Here’s the video trailer:

Here are some photos of the recalled turmeric products the FDA found to contain dangerous levels of lead:

 

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HIP SURGERY

TWO PATIENTS LIMP INTO TWO DIFFERENT DOCTORS’ OFFICES WITH THE SAME  COMPLAINT:

BOTH HAVE TROUBLE WALKING AND MAY REQUIRE HIP SURGERY…

PATIENT 1.

IS EXAMINED WITHIN THE HOUR, IS X-RAYED THE SAME DAY, AND HAS A TIME BOOKED FOR SURGERY THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

PATIENT 2.

SEES HIS FAMILY DOCTOR AFTER WAITING 3 WEEKS FOR AN APPOINTMENT, THEN WAITS 8 WEEKS TO SEE A SPECIALIST, THEN GETS AN  X-RAY, WHICH ISN’T REVIEWED FOR ANOTHER WEEK, AND FINALLY HAS HIS SURGERY SCHEDULED FOR 6 MONTHS FROM THEN, PENDING THE REVIEW BOARD’S  DECISION ON HIS AGE AND REMAINING VALUE TO SOCIETY.

WHY THE DIFFERENT TREATMENT FOR THE TWO PATIENTS?

PATIENT 1.  IS A GOLDEN RETRIEVER TAKEN TO A VET.

PATIENT 2.  IS A SENIOR CITIZEN ON OBAMACARE.

IN NOVEMBER, IF THERE IS NO CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT…WE’LL ALL HAVE TO FIND A GOOD VET.

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!!

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Cleansing of Christians in America? Wait Till Hillary Gets In Office

 http://raygano.com/cleansing-of-christians-in-america-wait-till-hillary-gets-in-office/

ray-gano-medBy Ray Gano

Due to our own actions in rejecting God and choosing a path of evil, God will bring our nation to her knees through much pain and destruction.

We read in 1 Samuel 8 Samuel stated that the people did not want to be “ruled” by God.

They did not want a prophet to speak to them on behalf of God. They wanted a king to judge them like the other nations.

I think back on the past elections when the Democrat party pulled God from the party platform. There was some backlash of sorts over this and the Democrat Party then tried to put God back into the party platform.

It took three votes at the Democrat Convention. The final vote was basically rigged and God was put back in against the will of the Democrat constituents.

When the “vote” was finally approved there was a huge voice of “boos” being heard all over the convention floor. There was clearly NOT a 2/3s majority in putting God back into the Democrat Platform.

One thing became very clear that day, the Democrat constituents did not want God on the platform, but He was placed back on just to save face.

FOLKS… that was then and this is now. Look at what the Democrats have done by electing Hillary Clinton as their candidate. Heck, they didn’t elect her, she stole the votes and got away with it. Totally unbelievable.

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Imagine Hillary’s America — Literal Hell on Earth – WATCH NOW

Folks the word “DEMOCRAT” really means Socialist / Communist. That is what will lead this country if she is elected.

Think persecution of Christians is bad? Think again, especially if she gets in office.

8 years ago when we as a nation came to the polls, we as a nation then voted this anti-God party into power.

With the way things are going right now and especially how Hillary stole her own nomination. What makes you think that she will not steal the election and we have another 8 years?

PEOPLE… just look at the corruption that she has gotten away with.

Do you know that in the past what…five weeks there are 4 deaths that can be linked to her?

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What we are doing as a nation today, is openly allowing another “God hater” to go to war against God.

How can you tell?

If you have not been paying attention, just look; America is beginning to be “cleansed” of everything God, Jesus, His Word and His children – aka – bible believing Christians.

The problem is that we as bible believing Christians have been letting this go on now for years and have been complacent to do anything about it.

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Persecution will grow under Hillary – WATCH NOW

Christians gave up the high ground a long time ago and today we are seriously losing the battle.

Now, there is nothing we can do about it except maybe slow the process down a little.

That is why I am promoting Trump so hard. Look, the guy is not perfect, what human is? But needless to say we KNOW what we are going to get if Hillary wins. More God hating laws and regulations put against us.

Because of our current administration, our nation no longer wants God and in fact hates God, showing utter contempt for God.

When we voted in Obama, we have “voted” in one of the most ungodly, antichristian, bible hating men into the oval office since the beginning of our nation.

Well, let me put it this way. We did not vote him in, God appointed him as our judgement, and judgement begins in the house of the Lord.

This is not a symptom of where we are going as a nation. This is the result of what we have become as a nation.


Watch what Hillary did to the men in Benghazi. This is an INCREDIBLE movie and a must see…

BUT I honestly believe that we have a chance, if anything to curb or slow down judgement if we ask God to stay His judgement.

Now, we can not boss God around, but we know from scripture that He does listen to prayer and that He will change His mind in light of the righteous.

We are where we are today because in the years past we did not stand and occupy till He returns.

BUT… we can start getting on our knees now and start seeking His face and asking for mercy.

There is scripture though that is disturbing and I ask, have we crossed that point of no return?

The following verse is very earth shattering…

And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king
which ye shall have chosen you;
and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
1 Samuel 8:18 (KJV)

I hear people claim over and over again that we need to start praying “2 chronicles 7:14”

You know, “If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray….”

IF you would have asked me several years ago I would have said that the time for that came and gone.

In fact we have been praying that prayer since Bill Clinton, but the problem is that we still refuse to really humble ourselves and walk in the light of the Lord.

Our problem is that we love our sin and the flesh to much to turn from our wicked ways. But there is a glimmer of hope that I see out there. People have been waking up, but is it enough?

It is going to take a whole lot more people to be on their bent knees seeking God’s face.

I do believe that there might be a chance, but more people need to intercede for our nation.

We need to get to the point where we really need to repent.

In the mean time we have to face what is taking place and what is the natural progression to come.

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Fight Now

Christian Cleansing of America

There is a “cleansing” of all things “Christian” taking place in this nation today. We see it taking place in our government, our military, our schools, our corporations, it is even being forced on people who own their own private business.

This sort of thing should be scaring the American public to death, but it isn’t. They are going along with it.

Why?

They hate Christians too.

Here is an article that I found very interesting….

Rising Persecution of U.S. Christians

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A joint report by Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council shows that anti-Christian persecution is not only increasing in America, but that it’s coming from our own government.

“There are children being prohibited from writing Merry Christmas to the soldiers, senior citizens being banned from praying over their meals in the Senior Center, the VA banning the mention of God in military funerals, numerous attempts to have veterans memorials torn down if they have any religious symbols, such as a cross, and I could go on and on,” said Liberty Institute Founder Kelly Shackleford.

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“Religious hostility is the red light on the dashboard that tells us we have a problem and that violence will come next if not fixed,” Shackleford said. “The recent attacks on the faith-based Family Research Council and the attack on the Sikhs are recent examples alone.”

Many public facilities are also masking American Christianity, according to ACLJ senior counsel David French.

“One of the most strident examples: the misuse of the Establishment Clause to attempt to ban any mention of God from historical markers, monuments or even museum exhibits. This represents an effort to whitewash God from American history and change our national identity.”

French said that though the Obama administration has contributed to this, it didn’t begin with his inauguration; in fact, anti-Christian persecution has been stewing here in America for decades.

“While the Obama administration launched its own unprecedented assault on religious liberty through Obamacare, the attack on Christian expression is the result of cultural changes that have been taking place for decades … the trend began with the advent of the sexual revolution and the mainstreaming of the 1960s counterculture. As leftist radicals have progressed through the academy, media, churches and government, the trend has only accelerated.”

Souce – https://www.worthynews.com/11755-rising-persecution-of-u-s-christians

This is the first step and we as Christians have been allowing this sort of “cleansing” of our own ranks take place for years now.

If Hillary gets in, it will become far, far worse. Think that she will not use the power of the executive office to rid the nation of dissidents?

Folks, think again. This woman is hell bent on power and I swear there are times that I think she is demon possessed.

Just check out this video and see for yourself. – https://youtu.be/YMHOcmDVBP0

hillary-convulsMany have said she is just suffering effects from previous illness.

I have to disagree. If anyone knows anything about kundalini manifestations, this is what it looks like.

This is why I have been all out against seeing Hillary get into office. She will welcome Satan and will do all in her power to see Jesus Christ eradicated from our nation.

LISTEN… I am not a prophet or son of a prophet. I know that these things will happen because this is what hard core socialists / communists do… they imprison and kill those who stand in their way of obtaining more power.

The Future America – Thoughts While Sitting in a Prison Cell

“They came for the Baptists for preaching in the streets, but because I am not Baptist, I thought nothing of it.

They came for the Pentecostals for protesting at the abortion clinics, but because I am not Pentecostal I did not speak up

They came for the Protestants and Catholics for speaking out against homosexuals, but I don’t know anything about these older religions, so I just allowed it to happen.

Finally they came for me.

prisonerMy crime?

Owning a bible and praying over our supper at McDonalds the past week.

They came for us and arrested all my family.

Now I sit here in this God forsaken FEMA camp wearing a “yellow cross” sewn on my jacket.

My Family? Probably dead or being slaved away in one of the thousands of forced labor camps.

I am awaiting my trial today. I will most likely be executed for crimes against the state.

They have worked me till I can no longer be an asset to the state.

They say that “precious food and clothing is being wasted on me, a worthless air breather.”

This trial is just their way to justify my extermination and allow them to look their selves in the mirror at night.

Thinking to myself I say “We should have spoken up 20 years ago.”

Instead our nation has become this fascist country putting Christians to death for crimes against the state.

I hear that they going after the Jews now.

One would think that people would remember that this took place before in history.

How soon they forget.

How easily we were complacent and did nothing.

We now pay the price and “Christian Cleansing” is the accepted norm in a nation that once said “ In God We Trust.“

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The real unemployment rate

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Fwd: Why We Shoot Deer

Why we shoot deer in the wild. (A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this):

I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up – 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope.

The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it, it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope, and then received an education.

The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope.

That deer EXPLODED.

The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity. A deer– no chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined. The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals.

A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope.

I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slowly and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual.

Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer’s momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in.

I didn’t want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder – a little trap I had set before hand….kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back.

Did you know that deer bite?

They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when …… I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and slide off to then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head–almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts.

The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective.

It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose.

That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp … I learned a long time ago that, when an animal – like a horse – strikes at you with their hooves and you can’t get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape.

This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head.

Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down..

Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are lying there crying like a little girl and covering your head.

I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away.

So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope, to sort of even the odds!!

All these events are true so help me God… An Educated Farmer

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Former CIA agent message to America

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US Election Shocker: Is This How The Vote Will Be Rigged?

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By Jon Rappoport

Votes are being counted as fractions instead of as whole numbers.

As we know, there are a number of ways to rig an election. Bev Harris, at blackboxvoting.org, is exploring a specific “cheat sheet” that has vast implications for the Trump vs. Hillary contest.

It’s a vote-counting system called GEMS.

I urge you to dive into her multi-part series, Fraction Magic (Part-1 here). Here are key Harris quotes. They’re all shockers:

“Our testing [of GEMS] shows that one vote can be counted 25 times, another only one one-thousandth of a time, effectively converting some votes to zero.”

 

“This report summarizes the results of our review of the GEMS election management system, which counts approximately 25 percent of all votes in the United States. The results of this study demonstrate that a fractional vote feature is embedded in each GEMS application which can be used to invisibly, yet radically, alter election outcomes by pre-setting desired vote percentages to redistribute votes. This tampering is not visible to election observers, even if they are standing in the room and watching the computer. Use of the decimalized vote feature is unlikely to be detected by auditing or canvass procedures, and can be applied across large jurisdictions in less than 60 seconds.”

“GEMS vote-counting systems are and have been operated under five trade names: Global Election Systems, Diebold Election Systems, Premier Election Systems, Dominion Voting Systems, and Election Systems & Software, in addition to a number of private regional subcontractors. At the time of this writing, this system is used statewide in Alaska, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont, and for counties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. It is also used in Canada.”

“Instead of ‘1’ the vote is allowed to be 1/2, or 1+7/8, or any other value that is not a whole number.”

“Weighting a race [through the use of GEMS] removes the principle of ‘one person-one vote’ to allow some votes to be counted as less than one or more than one. Regardless of what the real votes are, candidates can receive a set percentage of votes. Results can be controlled. For example, Candidate A can be assigned 44% of the votes, Candidate B 51%, and Candidate C the rest.”

“All evidence that [rigged] fractional values ever existed [in the GEMS system] can be removed instantly even from the underlying database using a setting in the GEMS data tables, in which case even instructing GEMS to show the [rigged] decimals will fail to reveal they were used.”

“Source code: Instructions to treat votes as decimal values instead of whole numbers [i.e., rigging] are inserted multiple times in the GEMS source code itself; thus, this feature cannot have been created by accident.”

A contact who, so far, apparently wishes to remain anonymous states the following about the history of the GEMS system:

“The Fractional vote [rigging] portion traces directly to Jeffrey W. Dean, whose wife was primary stockholder of the company that developed GEMS. He ran the company but was prohibited from handling money or checks due to a criminal conviction for computer fraud, for which he spent 4 years in prison. Almost immediately after being released from prison he was granted intimate access to elections data and large government contracts for ballot printing and ballot processing.”

I see no effort on the part of the federal government, state governments, or the mainstream press to investigate the GEMS system or respond to Bev Harris’ extensive analysis.

It’s not as if media outlets are unaware of her. From shesource.org, here is an excerpt from her bio:

“Harris has been referred to as ‘the godmother’ of the election reform movement. (Boston Globe). Vanity Fair magazine credits her with founding the movement to reform electronic voting. Time Magazine calls her book, Black Box Voting, ‘the bible’ of electronic voting… Harris’s investigations have led some to call her the ‘Erin Brockovich of elections.’ (Salon.com)… Harris has supervised five ‘hack demonstrations’ in the field, using real voting machines. These have been covered by the Associated Press, the Washington Post, and in formal reports by the United States General Accounting Office…”

So far, her analysis of GEMS seems to be labeled “too hot to handle.” Press outlets prefer to report the slinging of mud from both Presidential candidates’ camps. Meanwhile, the actual results of the coming elections—including Congressional races—appear to be up for grabs, depending on who controls GEMS.

Image Credit: chrisdiontewalker

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

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Adrenal Burnout Syndrome

Adrenal Burnout Syndrome

[Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Brian Schaefer <brainresearchf@yahoo.com> of Australia for forwarding this important essay on Adrenal Burnout by Dr. Lawrence Wilson. Brian was trying to get me to read this essay as far back as November 2004. He sent me yet another e-mail on April 11, 2005 and I finally tuned in long enough to print it out and read it. Now I know why he wanted me to read it so badly. Many people suffer from adrenal exhaustion and they don’t know it– including yours truly. Study the symptoms. If the shoe fits, follow the recomendations to restore adrenal strength. It takes about two years to come back, so don’t look for a quick fix. If you need more help, contact me privately by e-mail .Ken]

By Dr. Larry Wilson <larry@drlwilson.com>
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/adrenalburnout19apr05.shtml
Posted April 19, 2005

Thousands of people suffer from constant fatigue, unrelieved by rest and sleep. This is the main symptom of adrenal burnout syndrome. Other symptoms may include a craving for sweets, low blood pressure and blood sugar, irritability and depression. Low energy impairs every system of the body. Secondary symptoms range from impaired digestion to infections. Toxic emotions accumulate with adrenal burnout. The world looks bad, people are evil, and a hopeless attitude is not uncommon.

The condition is also called adrenal hypofunction, adrenal exhaustion or adrenal insufficiency. Unlike fatigue, one’s energy does not return after a good nights rest. Burnout is a more serious derangement of the body’s energy system.

The adrenals are the major glands the body uses to respond to stress. Its hormones raise the blood sugar and blood pressure, and promote energy production. Adrenalin (or epinephrine) is used for emergencies. The longer-acting anti-stress adrenal hormones are cortisone and cortisol. Aldosterone, another adrenal hormone, retains sodium and increases the blood pressure. Related closely to the sympathetic nervous system, the fight-or-flight response it is called. When the adrenals become depleted, the body is unable to handle stress.

Most physicians do not diagnose adrenal burnout syndrome. Rarely, if enough tests are run, it may be called Addison’s disease, which doctors consider incurable. Recovery from adrenal burnout, however, is definitely possible. The condition affects both men and women, and even children as well. Some children are born this way and never experience plenty of energy.

Burnout may develop slowly or be caused by a single trauma. John F. Kennedy experienced burnout during World War II. A Japanese destroyer rammed his patrol boat late one night, killing most of the crew. He never recovered from the shock. For the rest of his life, he needed replacement adrenal hormones. If he had found the right practitioner, perhaps they would not have been needed.

Causes of Adrenal Burnout
Excessive stress, an important cause of burnout, can be from many sources. Chemical toxicity and nutritional depletion are among the physical causes. Mental, emotional or spiritual stress may be a major factor. Financial, family or other stress may also contribute to burnout.

Any excessive stress can deplete the adrenals, especially when weakened by poor nutrition. Working too much or emotional stress are two common causes. Excessive stimulation, especially for children, is another cause. Fast-paced, high-stress, fear-based lifestyles are a sure prescription for adrenal burnout.

Other stressors in cities are noise and electromagnetic pollution. Cell phones, microwave towers and appliances like televisions, microwave ovens and computers give off strong electrical fields.

Nutritional Deficiencies are a common cause. When under stress, the need for nutrients is much greater. Carbohydrates, when excessive in the diet, stress the adrenals. Diets low in protein may also create deficiencies. Inadequate or poor quality water affects oxygenation of the tissues.

Most diets are low in nutrients required by the adrenals. These include B-complex vitamins, vitamins A, C and E, manganese, zinc, chromium, selenium and other and other trace elements. The reasons for this begin with how food is grown. Most food is grown on depleted soils. Processing and refining further deplete nutrients. Habits like eating in the car or while on the run further diminish the value derived from food. Also, allergic reactions to foods such as wheat and dairy products can damage the intestines and reduce the absorption of nutrients. Toxic metals and chemicals often play a large role in adrenal burnout. Everyone is exposed to thousands of chemicals in the air, the water and the food. Other sources are dental materials and skin contact with chemicals. Over-the-counter and prescribed medications add to the body’s toxic load.

Toxins may also be generated within the body due to impaired digestion. When food is not properly digested, it either ferments or rots in the intestines, producing many harmful substances that are absorbed into the body. Chronic infections, of dental and other origin, also contribute to the toxic load. In most people, the organs of elimination do not function at an optimal level. As a result, toxic substances slowly build up in the body, leading to adrenal burnout and many other health conditions.

Stimulants damage the adrenal glands. They whip the adrenals. Caffeine, sugar and alcohol are among the most common stimulants. Less obvious stimulants include anger, rage, arguing, hatred, loud music, the news and movies full of suspense. Vigorous exercise, sexual preoccupations and other thrills may also act as stimulants.
Stimulant use, however, can also be a result of adrenal burnout. Stimulants are attractive to one in burnout to provide temporary energy. This is an appeal of the drug culture, both legal and recreational.

Unhealthy responses to stress are another cause of adrenal burnout. These include habits of worrying, or becoming angry or afraid. Don’t worry, be happy is a great prescription for adrenal burnout. This applies particularly to high-strung, nervous individuals and those with very active minds, as they are especially prone to adrenal burnout.

Many children today are born with weak adrenals due to their parents’ nutritional deficiencies. By age three or four, these children are in burnout. They are often sick, depressed and have difficulty in school.

Symptoms of Adrenal Burnout
Low blood sugar and allergies result from low levels of cortisol. Joint and muscle pain are other common symptoms. Multiple chemical sensitivities is an extreme allergic condition associated with adrenal burnout. Low blood pressure and low body temperature may also result. Later blood pressure rises as toxic substances build up in the arteries and kidneys.

Elevated copper and low zinc related to adrenal burnout impair the immune system. Chronic infections may develop. The stage is also set for the development of degenerative conditions. Cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases are end-stage results of toxic accumulation and energy depletion. Often secondary to adrenal exhaustion are glandular imbalances, hyperthyroidism and more often hypothyroidism. The adrenal glands produce oestrogen and progesterone. They are the main source of these hormones after menopause. Premenstrual syndrome and hot flashes often have to do with weakened adrenal glands.

Depression and apathy are common in adrenal burnout. One may lose interest in friends, family and work. Unsure if there is energy to get through the day, anxiety may occur. Irritability is common as one is less able to handle even minor stress. Unfortunately, many with adrenal burnout function on anger and resentment. These act as adrenal stimulants, providing a negative energy with which to function. Most of the world, in fact, functions on the negative energy of anger.

Compulsiveness and OCD [Obsessive Compulsion Disorder] is associated with adrenal burnout. One may become addicted or very attracted to excessive exercise, sex, loud music or other forms of excitement. The unconscious goal is always the same, to stimulate the adrenals into activity.

When the adrenals are weak, copper builds up in the body. Elevated copper enhances emotions. Panic attacks, bipolar disorder, mood swings and schizophrenia are related to copper imbalance. As one’s energy level declines, other toxic metals build up as well. Mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, beryllium and others contribute to hundreds of physical and emotional symptoms.

Myths about Burnout

Myth #1: Burnout is psychological.

Burnout is a breakdown of the energy system of the body. Vital minerals are depleted or burned out and replaced by toxic metals. Psychological stress may be a cause and burnout can affect one’s emotions and behaviour. However, burnout itself is biochemical. Recovery may involve improving emotions and dealing with psychological issues. However, it also involves rebuilding body chemistry because it is a physical condition as well.

Myth #2. People in burnout have no energy and cannot work.

Many in burnout hold full-time jobs. They may appear in good health. However, they are often tired or stressed. They may require stimulants in order to keep going. Some bury themselves in their work to forget how tired they feel.

Myth #3. Vigorous exercise is good for burnout.

Vigorous exercise can be attractive to those in burnout. Exercise temporarily makes them feel better. While it may provide a boost, in the long run vigorous exercise further exhausts their bodies. People in burnout need to reduce exercise, often to a minimum in order to conserve their energy and allow their adrenals to rebuild. Exercise requires energy and adrenal reserves that people in burnout do not have.

Myth #4. A vacation, a diet, or a nutritional supplement will cause recovery from burnout.

Most people never recover from burnout. Recovery requires a strong commitment to healing. A number of natural therapies are often required. Recovery takes at least several years. If one recovers faster, one was not in adrenal burnout.

Myth #5. Burnout occurs mainly in men. In fact, it is more common in women.

This is due mainly to lifestyle changes in women. Many women now work outside the home, and raise the children as well. Many are in single-parent homes or both parents work just to pay the taxes. Women have more sluggish oxidation rates to begin with, so burnout may be less apparent in women, but it is just as common or more so than in men.

Myth #6. Burnout only occurs in those in high-stress jobs.

Burnout occurs in all groups, regardless of occupation, income or educational level. In fact, many homeless people are burned out. This helps account for why they may give up hope or be incapable of holding a job or supporting a home.

Myth #7. Burnout occurs only in adults.

In fact, it is common today in children and even babies. Children are being nutritionally depleted and toxic as a result of the ill health of the parents. This can be measured with mineral analysis. Minimal brain dysfunction, chronic ear or other infections, crib death, failure to thrive, ADHD and anti-social behaviour may all be symptoms of burnout in children.

Myth #8. Burnout affects only physical health.

Burnout affects every area of life. Family and work are often affected. Relationships often suffer. One may lose interest in everyone and everything. There simply is not enough energy available for others or for activities beyond those required for survival. Friends, family and employers are often unaware of what is occurring, which only worsens the situation.

Myth #9. A hectic lifestyle causes burnout.

This may be one cause. However, a hectic lifestyle can also be a result of burnout. Excessive activity, overwork and a very busy life can be a way to stimulate one into action, a compensation for feelings of exhaustion. When such a person stops working and running around, they will feel just how exhausted and perhaps depressed they really are.

Myth #10. Overwork for years causes burnout.

This is possible. However, it can occur due to a single shock or just a few traumas that occur together. It may also not be related to any single trauma or activity. Often a combination of factors causes burnout. Whether one goes into burnout from an illness, accident, divorce, overwork or other stress depends very much on one’s ability to handle stress, rather than the absolute amount of stress.

Myth #11. Burnout is an overused term without a scientific basis.

Just because burnout doesn’t show up on x-rays or standard blood tests does not mean it is not real. Burnout can be measured and quantified using tissue mineral testing. The term is not overused. In fact it is greatly underused. A large percentage of the population is in burnout and it would be helpful if physicians understood it better, even if they have no cure.

Myth #12. Plenty of sleep will take care of burnout.

Unfortunately, this is not so. The body is unable to regenerate its energy during sleep. Waking up tired after 8-10 hours of sleep is a primary symptom of burnout. Like a dead battery, the body does not recharge itself during sleep. An interesting principle of health is that one can only regenerate during sleep in proportion to the energy one has. Those in burnout are overtired which interferes with the restorative power of their sleep.

Myth #13. Cleaning out toxins will take care of burnout.

The accumulation of toxins that occurs as the body can no longer remove them properly contributes to burnout. Exposure to toxic metals or chemicals can be an important factor in burnout. Eliminating them is helpful. However, energy is required to release toxins. If the energy system is weak, just fasting or detoxifying will not be enough. One must rebuild the entire energy system by balancing body chemistry and providing nutrients as well. A one-month or even six-month cleanse is nowhere near adequate. It can take a year just to replenish one mineral. For those in burnout, extreme detoxification programs such as fasting, raw foods or even chelating agents can be dangerous. This is because the body lacks the vitality to properly eliminate toxins, the eliminative organs are compromised and toxins may be redistributed in vital organs. A gentle, complete program of rebuilding and nourishing the body must accompany any efforts to eliminate toxins. In fact, as vitality improves, toxin elimination will proceed on its own.

Myth # 14. One will come out of burnout when one changes whatever factor or behaviour caused the burnout.

This is not how it works. As one goes into burnout, vital minerals become depleted and toxic substances replace them. They become part of the structure of enzymes and body organs and glands. Although one changes one’s diet, lifestyle, attitudes or behaviour, the toxins remain.

Often, burnout does not even set in until several years after a trauma, illness or injury as depleted and damaged cells proliferate. Though many change their diets and get over their traumas, most people never recover from burnout, or make only a partial recovery.

Myth #15. To recover from burnout just re-establish close communication with those who are close to you.

This is the prescription for burnout in one popular book. However, this is not enough. Communication is also difficult when one is in burnout. Burnout can greatly affect one’s attitudes, outlook and perceptions, making real communication very difficult. Low energy by itself can impair communication. Lack of understanding of the problem by partners, friends and others can also impair communication.

Myth #16. To get out of burnout, one needs to get back in touch with oneself.

This is not enough for recovery. Also, getting in touch is difficult due to toxins in the brain. These produce odd feelings, low self-esteem and negative attitudes that often accompany burnout. Many people in burnout become overly introspective, which can make them worse as they get in touch with all their problems.

Myth # 17. One can recover from burnout in matter of months.

It takes at least two years and often longer. Layers of adaptations and compensations must be undone. Each adaptation uses up energy so that when one begins correction, there is little energy to work with. This slows progress and is one reason correction takes several years.

Also, twenty or thirty minerals must often be replenished, a time-consuming process even assuming that one is ingesting all needed nutrients. Eliminating toxins that have become integral parts of the organs and glands also takes time, like rebuilding a house. If the process occurred too rapidly, one would become very ill.

If one recovers in months, one was not in burnout. Often, a small recovery can feel like a cure when it is not. Those in burnout need an overhaul, not a tune up. One needs to commit to doing whatever it takes and devoting a few years to healing. This needs to become one’s primary occupation or job for a while, allowing all other interests and activities to become secondary to the commitment to healing.

Myth #18. Burnout is not an important medical problem unless the stress of burnout causes high blood pressure or another symptom.

Burnout is degenerative exhaustion. It sets the stage for all degenerative diseases, because energy is a common denominator of health. All illnesses start with fatigue. The body is like a newer car with power steering, power brakes and power windows. The entire car stops working right when the power goes down. Burnout is a serious medical problem, although symptoms may be vague and unrelated to a specific disease.

Myth #19. Burnout is new phenomenon. In fact, burnout is as old as humanity.

It can even help understand the rise and fall of civilizations. Nations often change over time. Repressive traditions can in time lead nations into burnout. Constant wars as occurred in Europe can contribute to burnout. Toxic exposure like lead water pipes can contribute to burnout. Vegetarian diets or destructive religious ideas, as in countries like India, can be a factor. Oppressive economic systems can contribute in some nations.

The process can be cumulative because children born to burned out parents continue the pattern until the entire group goes into burnout. Melting pot nations like America have an advantage in this regard. New immigrants are often the more ambitious ones that are in better health and can help rejuvenate the population. Also, nations that emphasize freedom and individual rights allow people to devise better ways of coping and maintaining their health.

Recovery
Recovery from burnout is certainly possible. It takes several years and usually requires a change in diet, improving one’s lifestyle, nutritional supplements, detoxification procedures and attention to one’s emotional and spiritual health. Addressing all these aspects is the way to assure success.

Diet
Diet is an important factor for everyone. Eat protein with every meal. Eggs, natural meats and poultry are the best sources of protein. Toasted almond butter, goat cheese and nuts are other good sources. Avoid vegetarian diets. At lunch and supper, have three cooked vegetables. Rotate your proteins and your vegetables so you don’t eat the same thing every day.

You may have complex carbohydrates, but not wheat and spelt. Some people are also sensitive to gluten found in rye, barley and oats. Excellent starches are root vegetables (turnips, parsnips, rutabaga, carrots, onion and celery root), blue corn, brown rice, quinoa and others. Organic blue corn chips are fine.

I recommend everyone avoid wheat, spelt, sugar and cow’s milk dairy products except butter. If other food allergies are present, avoid these foods for a while. Avoid Isolated soy protein as it is of poor quality and contains many anti-nutrients. Reduce all sweets, eat very little fruit and avoid all junk food. Avoid all vegetable oils except for olive oil. Avoid all juices. They are too yin, most are too sugary and they can concentrate food toxins, upset blood sugar and weaken the adrenals. Use sea salt rather than table salt. Eat regular meals of excellent quality. Make the switch to organic food, whenever possible.

Excellent are green foods like kelp, barley grass powder and various coloured vegetables. Cooking with coconut oil is excellent and helps as well with weight loss, Candida albicans infection and energy. Drink high quality water, not from the tap. Distilled or spring waters are best. So-called drinking water or reverse osmosis are often not good as the filters used to make them may be dirty. Good quality water is an excellent investment in yourSelf.

Avoid all extreme diets. Your body needs a variety of nutrients. Restriction is not a good idea. In my experience, strict vegetarians will never recover from burnout. Follow good eating habits with regular, sit-down, relaxed meals.

Nutrients and Lifestyle for Recovery
Food supplements are necessary. Kelp granules and nutritional yeast are excellent supplements for most people. They are rich sources of nutrients and kelp assists detoxification. Other nutrients that are very important for adrenal activity are vitamins A, B, C, E, pantothenic acid (Vit. B5) and adrenal glandular substance [extracts] . Calcium and magnesium are often needed. A digestive aid is always needed. I prefer pancreatin and ox bile. Zinc is frequently needed. Other nutrients may be needed depending on one’s level of toxic metals and other symptoms or deficiencies. I use hair mineral testing along with symptoms to assess these needs.

Rest and sleep are extremely important. Plan on nine hours of sleep for at least a few years. At times, more may be needed. Sleep is not a waste of time. There is no substitute for adequate rest. Also rest after meals, at mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Gentle walking is beneficial. Vigorous exertion depletes the adrenals. Deep breathing and stretching, yoga or Tai chi do not deplete the body. Exercise to relax rather than to build muscles.

Cleaning up your environment assists health recovery. Replace toxic chemical products used around the house. Non-toxic alternatives are available for cleaning and as solvents. Pesticides and herbicides are often extremely toxic. Chemical hair dyes, shampoos and toxic skin care products need to be replaced.

Ventilate your house and purify the air if needed. Often very toxic is new construction. At work and at home avoid toxic exposure. Turn off televisions and computers when they are not in use. Sleep away from these appliances. Use cell phones only when absolutely needed.

Spend some time in the sun each day. Contrary to some propaganda, half an hour of sunshine daily will not hurt you. It is a nutrient and assists health in many ways. Sit in front of a window if it is too cold to go outside.

Detoxification
Sauna therapy in particular will greatly enhance and speed up recovery. The best type is an infrared electric light sauna. One can put together a light sauna for under $300.00. Click to read about these and how to build or purchase a kit. If you are in adrenal burnout, use the sauna daily for no more than 30 minutes. Once or twice a week is excellent for prevention.

Other detoxification procedures are also very good. Coffee enemas are excellent to assist detoxification through the liver. Brush your skin whenever you bathe with a skin brush or loofah. Colonic irrigation and herbs for the liver and kidneys can help improve elimination.

Chiropractic, massage and reflexology can help reduce stress. Many natural therapies help realign and rebalance the body. Making these part of your lifestyle will enhance recovery.

Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health
Often it is necessary to grow out of burnout. A key to recovery from burnout is improving values and attitudes. They play an important part in every single case. Negative thinking is a bad habit that eventually tears down the body. Worry, fear and anger place added stress on the glands. Many techniques there are to help shift one’s thinking. Inspirational books and tapes, seminars and therapies there are many. There is no single answer right for everyone.

Searching for love outside of yourself depletes the body’s energy. Find the love inside yourself first, and you will find the right activities and companions. Burnout may result if you are awakening spiritually. Your present work and lifestyle may simply be inappropriate. Consider different employment or work arrangements if you suspect your stress comes from your work.

Relationships can cause a lot of stress. When one partner goes into burnout, the other often does not understand. Many couples become energetically incompatible. This has nothing to do with love or caring. It is important to listen to the wisdom of the body, and not be blinded by fixed ideas.

Many methods can help one relax and tune in to the wisdom of the self. In addition to traditional therapy, meditation and visualization exercises may be most helpful. Slowing down is often necessary if you live a busy life. It can take great courage to realize that by doing less you can accomplish more. By staying home more, you can relate better with others. By resting more, you can be more creative and productive. Change often requires overcoming guilt, shame and feelings of laziness.

For spiritual orientation, I highly recommend A Course in Mastery, A course in Miracles, Love Without End by Glenda Green, Journey Beyond Words and The Other Voice by Brent Haskell and The Real Self by this author. These and other books and tapes can help one rethink who am I, what is life about and why am I here.

The Blessing of Burnout
Adrenal burnout is always a wake up call. Some area of life is out of alignment. For a deeper exploration of self, it is often the starting point. Rather than just existing as a programmed zombie, adrenal burnout may be the beginning of real living.

Dr. Larry Wilson


Dr. Larry Wilson is a Fellow of the International College of Bionutrition and Board of Examiners and has authored many papers and books on health and nutrition. Visit his inpressive web site at http://www.drlwilson.com/

Dr. Lawrence Wilson
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Colloidal Silver and Lyme Disease

 

Colloidal Silver and Lyme Disease
Experts agree that Lyme disease – an infection-based chronic degenerative disease caused by a bacterial spirochete known as Borrelia burgdorferi — is one of the most crippling (and often baffling) diseases of the modern era.

 

It’s also one of the fastest growing diseases in the Western world. More than 300,000 people are diagnosed with the dread disease each year in the U.S. and more than 65,000 cases are year are diagnosed in Europe.

 

According to the Daily Mail, “Lyme disease is known to wreck lives and strike when people least expect it. Transmitted from ticks, it can take years to diagnose, leaving people suffering painful and debilitating symptoms doctors are unable to explain.”

 

These symptoms can range from overwhelming fatigue to crippling muscle and joint pain and inflammation, severe muscle weakness, “brain fog” and other serious cognitive impairments, sleep disturbances, headaches and more.

 

While there is said to be no real “cure” for the disease, natural health experts agree that symptoms can be dramatically reduced and victims of the disease can return to a relatively normal life if they understand how the pathogen behind the disease works… which natural, infection-fighting supplements can be used to help conquer or suppress the pathogen…and which additional nutrients can help the body repair the damage caused by the pathogen as it spreads.

 

Here’s what we know so far…

 

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

 

Probably the best book on the subject of colloidal silver and Lyme disease is Dr. M. Paul Farber’s book, The Micro-Silver Bullet: A Scientifically Documented Answer to the Three Largest Epidemics in the World: Lyme Disease, Aids Virus, Yeast Infection, and the Common Cold.

 

His book has probably done more to educate Lyme patients about the use of colloidal silver for this condition, than any other.

 

In his book you’ll see the clinical research evidence he presents demonstrating that colloidal silver does indeed kill the pathogen that causes Lyme disease, which is to say the bacterial spirochete known as Borrelia burgdorferi.

 

According to Dr. Farber:

 

“Two studies have been conducted with colloidal silver and its effectiveness against Borrelia burgdorferi. The first study conducted at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania, showed growth inhibition in low concentrations (2-10 ppm) and much faster action in higher concentrations (15-75 ppm).

 

The Department of Health and Human Services, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, tested cultured spirochetes of the Borrelia burgdorferi…using 150 ppm and 15 ppm colloidal silver…none of the treated cultures contained live spirochetes after 24 hours.”

 

In other words, in test tube studies concentrations of colloidal silver as low as 15 ppm wiped out the Lyme disease pathogen.

 

Dr. Farber later claimed to have witnessed “a 100% killing effect of the Lyme pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi, “within less than five minutes of exposure” to a colloidal silver preparation.

 

He went on to say that “Studies by Margret Bayer, Ph.D., at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia have shown that the growth and replication (spread) of Lyme disease bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi are measurably slowed or stopped” by a colloidal silver preparation “when viewed in a laboratory test tube.”

 

Finally, he states that researchers Dr. Willy Burgdorfer, Ph.D. (the scientist who actually discovered the Lyme disease pathogen) and Dr. Tom Schwan, Ph.D., while working at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories of the National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services, found that silver was “uniformly deadly” to the Lyme pathogen and a related fever-inducing pathogen.

 

See the below letter (on U.S. Department of Health & Human Services letterhead) from Dr. Burgdorfer confirming these dramatic results. (Click image to see a larger and more readable version of the letter.)

 

 

Lab Studies v/s Real-Life

 

It’s important to note that these were laboratory test tube studies, and that killing the Lyme pathogen in lab tests v/s killing it in the human body are two different things.

 

There have, to the best of my knowledge, been no clinical studies conducted showing colloidal silver to kill Lyme inside the human body. But plenty of people — including Dr. Farber himself — have claimed to have “cured” themselves of Lyme disease using colloidal silver along with other supplements.

 

The problem is that inside the human body, these pathogens can do things they can’t do in a laboratory test tube, i.e., for example, hide in the inner sheaths of the nerve ganglion and go into a state of hibernation, or even cover themselves with a portion of human DNA, thus fooling the immune system into not attacking them.

 

This is one of the reasons Lyme patients often have to undergo many weeks or even months of treatment with a cocktail of powerful prescription antibiotic drugs — it’s very difficult to reach the pathogens when they go into “hiding” (so to speak) inside the human body.

 

But with persistence, many Lyme disease victims have found that regular daily usage of small amounts of colloidal silver, along with other nutritional supplements discussed later in this article, can indeed help bring about dramatic relief from the symptoms of Lyme disease.

 

Here’s a quick excerpt from Dr. Farber’s book, The Micro-Silver Bullet: A Scientifically Documented Answer to the Three Largest Epidemics in the World: Lyme Disease, Aids Virus, Yeast Infection, and the Common Cold, explaining how he “cured” his own case of Lyme disease. In his own words:

 

“In July of 1992 I was bitten by the Deer Tick (Ixodes Scapularis) which according to Dr. Thomas Craig, D.V.M. of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology carries the spirochete which is the causative agent of Lyme disease.

 

After my diagnosis was confirmed a medical doctor, who is a neurologist, put me first on Penicillin orally for two weeks, and then intravenously for four weeks. The results to my symptomatology were minimal and I experienced many side effects including Candida Yeast Infection because of the penicillin’s destructive effect on the friendly acidophilus bacteria in my stomach and colon.

 

Since this treatment did not work, the neurologist prescribed a cephalosporin called Rocephan. Unfortunately, this treatment accomplished no more than the penicillin, had many unpleasant side effects, and worsened my candida yeast infection.

 

Not knowing what to do, or where to go next I was led to a Dr. Joeseph Cardot from Colorado. Dr. Cardot told me that Mild Silver Protein [i.e, an older form of colloidal silver – ED] was helpful against spirochetes and suggested a regiment to follow.

 

I began with two tablespoons a day for the first month holding it under the tongue sublingually for a minute, swishing it around the mouth for ten seconds, and then gargling and swallowing. I did the same thing for the second and third month,

but only one tablespoon per day.

 

By the end of the first two weeks my 35 different symptoms, including extreme pain, paralysis, and numbness were about 25% relieved with no side effects.

 

By the end of the first month I was over 50% well. By the end of the second month I was 75% well. After 3 months of treatment I was 100% well. I have been 100% well for over 2 years.

 

Was I cured from Lyme disease and candida yeast infection?

 

In my opinion and the opinion of Dr. William Burgdorfer, Scientist Emeritus who discovered the spirochete as the causative agent of Lyme disease, and Dr. John Parks Trowbridge, M.D. an author and expert in the field of candida yeast infection, I appeared to be CURED…

 

This ‘antibiotic’ is attenuated silver that has been broken down, electrically charged and suspended in colloidal solution, having been reduced to microscopic silver particles smaller than .001 microns in diameter (smaller than a virus or bacteria).

 

I have done considerable additional research on this potent antibiotic, conferring freqauently with knowledgeable people in the field, including two years of interaction with Dr. Willy Burgdorfer, the world-renowned scientist who discovered and pinpointed the spirochete as the causative agent of Lyme disease.”

 

Clearly, Dr. Farber’s personal account of his healing from Lyme disease using colloidal silver is a dramatic one, and offers profound hope to millions who now suffer from this dread disease.

 

Dr. Farber concludes, “Lyme disease is treatable and can be conquered through the use of the natural antibiotic that I have discovered and call the ‘micro-silver bullet’ [i.e., very small particle-sized colloidal silver — ED] used in tandem with holistic supportive methods.”

 

Anecdotal Accounts:

How Colloidal Silver Is Used

 

According to an article in the Townsend Letter for Doctors:

 

“Colloidal silver, a product that some Lyme patients have found helpful, is a suspension of ultra-fine, electrically-charged (ionic) silver particles in water.

 

This form of silver kills bacteria and other microorganisms, apparently by inhibiting enzymes common to microorganisms but not found in mammalian tissue cells.

 

Colloidal silver was used to treat and prevent infection before pharmaceutical antibiotics became available.” 

 

As one natural health site recently noted, when dealing with Lyme disease it’s important to utilize a colloidal silver suspension consisting of very small particles of silver when using silver as a nutritional adjunct for treating Lyme disease. They state:

 

When using colloidal silver for Lyme disease, we should keep in mind that smaller particle sizes are typically better.

 

This allows for more free silver ions to be available, and more surface area for the silver to generate its ‘oxidative’ actions for killing the Lyme pathogen.”

 

In other words, the smaller the silver particles are, the more bioavailable they are in the human body. The body is able to absorb, utilize and afterwards excrete such small silver particles with ease, compared to the larger silver particles found in most conventional colloidal silver preparations.

 

What’s more, numerous clinical studies have found that the smaller the silver particles are, the more effective they are against pathogens of all sorts. While the silver particles in most colloidal silver preparations are 200 nm in size, or larger, clinical studies show that silver particles under 25 nm work best against pathogens.

 

(Editor’s note: You can make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for just pennies per quart using a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge. Learn 7 reasons why you should make your own colloidal silver here, and view the profound size differences between conventional colloidal silver and micro-particle colloidal silver, here.)

 

Another natural health site explains that only very small amounts of colloidal silver are needed when using colloidal silver as a nutritional adjunct for Lyme disease. They write:

 

“A reasonable starting amount [for Lyme disease] would be 1 fluid ounce that is taken twice a day. An ounce is equal to two U.S. tablespoons.

 

For maximum effect in the bloodstream, it should be held in the mouth for a minute before swallowing.

 

If the patient gets noticeably sicker [i.e., Herxheimer’s reaction caused by the toxins being released by dying pathogens – ED], then you need to immediately decrease the daily amount.

 

Later, you should increase the dosage, but you must not increase it too rapidly, due to the toxic die-off reactions.

 

One method of determining the ideal therapeutic amount would be to increase the dosage every day until the patient gets slightly sicker, and then cut back to a dosage that is slightly lower than that amount.

 

Then use this ideal dosage for a couple of weeks before trying an increase again.”

 

Over the years of interviewing experienced colloidal silver users, some people with Lyme disease have told me that they’ve “cured” their Lyme disease completely by taking colloidal silver.

 

Others have told me that they’ve only been able to significantly “control” their Lyme symptoms by taking colloidal silver (presumably by keeping the activity of the pathogen suppressed).

 

As one Lyme patient recently stated online:

 

“I have been put on doxycycline and minocycline and amoxycillin all to no avail for my Lyme…none of them did the trick in the last 4 years…

 

But now after only getting sicker and sicker for 4 years and 30 doctors later, I am getting treatment in AZ. And they are giving me colloidal silver every day. I had never even heard of it. What is stranger is that it is not harmful.

 

It targets the Lyme inside the cells and cuts off its oxygen supply therefore killing it. I bought some online and it does not have any taste to it at all.

 

Why is there not more information about this great product? Is it because the pharmaceutical companies cannot patent it and make a killing off of it? Does greed really come before lives?


I have a friend who was on colloidal silver for his cancer treatment. The others methods did not work for him. Chemo and radiation. But he got silver and his cancer tumors shrunk and went away. He is fine now.

 

So what is the deal with this colloidal silver? It has been around for 2,000 years and seemed to have worked pretty darn well for everyone before other antibiotic drugs were invented.”

 

Interestingly, an Australian gentleman named Phillip Jones also claims to have cured his Lyme disease using colloidal silver and other natural health products. He had originally been reduced to a wheel chair-bound patient after a six-week stay in a hospital for his Lyme symptoms.

 

I couldn’t even pick up a cup of tea, let alone sit down or stand up… there was nothing left of me,” he later told news reporters.

 

While he first went through the usual gamut of antibiotic drugs, he found that natural substances – including colloidal silver — worked better for him. According to a news story about his remarkable recovery:

 

Mr. Jones swears by his daily dosages of colloidal silverfour years later he’s finally feeling normal, he’s surfing again, playing golf and doing yoga at least five days a week. He now has people contacting him from Australia and the US desperate to seek answers to the disease.”

 

Another Lyme disease sufferer wrote of her experiences with colloidal silver:

 

“I believe that colloidal silver has been a major component of my being healed from Lyme Disease. I contracted it in September of 2000 from a tick bite, but wasn’t diagnosed until July of 2001 so I have been battling the chronic form ever since.  

 

I would say my “cure” is still ongoing, but I am symptom free (finally!) as of December 2010.  

 

I know the Lyme CANNOT defend itself against colloidal silver and so wherever it still lurks in my body, my strengthened immune system plus the silver is seeking it out and destroying it as I still take 25-30 drops 1-2X per day. My doctor started me on it (30-40 drops 3X/day) in June of 2009.”

 

Another gentleman from Australia claims colloidal silver is the only substance that’s helped him with his battle against Lyme Disease. In an online news article published by The Observer, the newspaper states:

 

“After Robert Sears was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 1993, he expected to receive a course of treatment.

 

Instead, doctors and other medical professionals turned their backs on him, some even going as far as calling him a liar.

 

I’ve lost 15 years of my life,” he said. “I lost faith in the health system a long time ago, none of them want to help me, they just turn their backs on me.”

 

Life changed for Mr. Sears in 1992 when his body began to ache from chronic pain. “I just started to have unbearable pain, then my body began to swell and I was uncontrollably itchy,” he said.

 

“My head felt like it was about to explode. The one doctor who was willing to confront Lyme disease left town, and then I was on my own.”

 

Mr. Sears has resorted to drinking colloidal silver, which he brews himself, in a desperate attempt to relieve his pain.

 

After two decades of pain, he claims it is the only medication that will take the edge off his suffering. He takes two glasses of colloidal silver daily to remain mobile.”

 

Another individual who had previously undergone a 10 month regimen of treatment with the antibiotic drug Doxycyline for chronic Lyme disease makes some eye-opening observations in the an online article about his ordeal:

 

“I decided to try colloidal silver. Many Lyme patients say that it helps them. Rather than buying expensive products from the store, however, I ordered a top grade colloidal silver generator that I could use at home to make quarts of quality colloidal silver.

 

I took a small dosage every day for the next few months, and finally felt I had beat the Lyme. This was late 2001.

 

Lyme disease however cannot be cured. It goes into remission when the bacteria (and co-infections) are beat down in numbers to the point where one’s own immune system can deal with them. But it can and will break out again if the immune system is weakened.

It is helpful to have something at hand to give one’s body some help, and all wise Lyme patients have one or another antimicrobial ready to use at the first sign of relapse.

 

For the next three years, I would rely on colloidal silver, using it briefly whenever I felt Lyme symptoms such as pin prick pain or numbness. Each time, the overt symptoms disappeared. But Lyme was affecting me in less obvious ways.

 

In the spring of 2002 I developed bursitis–a painful condition in the right shoulder (the same shoulder where I’d had the tick bite in 2000). I saw a physical therapist, did exercises and so on, but the condition did not improve.

 

It happened that I’d promised to play the guitar and accompany some musicians on a recording, but I developed a very bad cold a few days before. I reached for colloidal silver, which is often used to reduce the duration of a cold.

 

Because I needed a strong healing boost, I drank down an entire quart on the evening before we recorded the music. My right arm was very busy of course, strumming the guitar (as it had been during several rehearsals.)

 

Perhaps the colloidal silver and good blood circulation to the shoulder combined to help. The day following the recording, all the pain in my shoulder was gone–and it hasn’t returned.

 

I have to suspect that what I’d thought was bursitis was actually an inflammation caused by Lyme bacteria that had settled into that area (the closest joint to the initial tick bite).

 

Now, people with Lyme disease become expert at understanding where they are in their healing cycles. They learn to tell the difference between normal fatigue after a hard day of activity from debilitating fatigue due to the illness or a healing crisis. They become expert in telling if therapy is working, by seeing if it makes them herx. .

 

Online, you can read many reports from the FDA and Quackwatch, saying that colloidal silver is bogus. But I believe the experiences of people with Lyme disease who report improvement using colloidal silver. They do not report complete cures, but, like me, they experience definite benefit from its use.

 

Lyme patients develop an extraordinary sense about what is happening in their body. This, in combination with the general lack of knowledge and support from the medical community, has led to unprecedented experimentation in healing and detox modalities by Lyme patients–and has helped many to get well.

 

I am confident that our struggles will eventually benefit the world community, as this disease continues to spread around the globe.”

 

The above experiential account is pretty typical of the portion of Lyme patients who find that antibiotic drugs have not helped them, and who then turn to natural healing modalities such as colloidal silver and others.

 

They begin experimenting with supplements such as colloidal silver, and in many cases suddenly find dramatic relief.

 

The observation made by the individual in the above account however, is extremely important: Lyme disease often cannot be “cured.” In many cases, the Lyme pathogen cannot be completely eradicated from the body, even after months of treatment with powerful prescription antibiotic drugs. But the numbers of the pathogen can be lessened to the point that the immune system steps in and keeps them suppressed.

 

However, even when there are long periods of what appear to be remissions, Lyme symptoms can flare back up after bouts with either physical or emotional stress, trauma, or even after bouts with viruses, such as after a nasty case of the flu.

 

That’s because the entrenched Lyme pathogen senses weakness in the body, senses that the immune system is busy elsewhere, and comes out of hiding in order to take advantage of it.

 

But natural health experts say the Lyme pathogen can indeed be suppressed to the point that a normal life can once again be lived.

 

The key lies in understanding how the Lyme pathogen affects the body…which natural, infection-fighting supplements can be used to help stop the pathogen’s destructive activity in the body…and which additional nutrients can help the body repair the damage caused by the pathogen as it initially tries to spread.

 

This brings us to the topic of the type of damage to the body’s normal operating systems that can be caused by infectious pathogens such as the Lyme pathogen…

 

The Most Important Thing to Understand:

Lyme Causes Damage to Multiple Body Systems

 

Lyme disease, much like CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome), Fibromyalgia and similar chronic degenerative diseases, all have one thing in common. Which is to say, they are caused, triggered or exacerbated by pathogens that wreak havoc on multiple bodily systems, usually the five main ones:

 

  • the immune system

 

  • the nervous system

 

  • brain system function

 

  • hormonal system function

 

  • energy-metabolism system function

 

Though the pathogens behind chronic degenerative diseases like Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia are quite different, they all work to cripple these five bodily systems in particular. They attack these five systems so they can ultimately take over the body and spread throughout it unhindered.

 

As Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper points out:

 

“Unfortunately, some physicians still view antibiotics as the only solution to this disease. But chronically infected patients require multidisciplinary care…

 

The disease affects so many of the body’s systems, and has such a debilitating impact on the life of the affected patient…(that patients) need help across different specialisms to address all simultaneous complications.

 

So, according to health and medical experts, not only does the pathogen either have to be eradicated or suppressed (hence the need for antibiotic drugs, or infection-fighting supplements like colloidal silver), but also – and this is the key — the damage to the multiple bodily systems has to be repaired in order for the disease symptoms to diminish.

 

You’ll find a LOT of information on the internet about taking extremely high dosages of colloidal silver — such as eight to sixteen ounces per day — to bring about relief from Lyme disease.

 

And based on these anecdotal accounts, it appears to be true. Lyme disease victims say they begin to feel much better after taking high daily dosages of colloidal silver, and that’s largely because the silver either outright kills the pathogen, or at least suppresses its ongoing activity.

 

But in many, many cases, people notice that if they try to stop taking the large daily amounts of colloidal silver, they gradually relapse, often feeling worse than they did before they started taking the colloidal silver.

 

So they go back to taking large amounts of silver daily, and regain relief, and then are afraid to quit taking it at those high amounts because they don’t want another relapse.

 

A Two-Fold Problem

From Using Too Much Colloidal Silver

 

The problem with this is twofold:

 

One, taking such excessively large amounts of colloidal silver on a regular daily basis is bad for the body over the long-term. As with any natural substance, if you take overly large amounts for long periods of time, there are going to be consequences sooner or later.

 

With silver, the main consequence is the fact that when the body gets overwhelmed with more silver being ingested than it can excrete, it begins to store the excess silver particles in the tissues, and gradually begins to push those silver particles out to the skin, which is the body’s 3rd major organ of elimination.

 

At that point, the excess silver can get embedded in the under layer of skin, and when enough sunlight hits the skin, the silver particles begin to “tarnish,” turning the skin blue/gray. This condition is commonly known as argyria, or in layman’s terms “blue man syndrome.”

 

Argyria is very rare. But it is indeed a very real potential side effect of taking too much colloidal silver on a regular daily basis. You can learn more about colloidal silver and argyria in four of my previous articles:

 

 

 

 

 

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, using excessive daily amounts of colloidal silver ignores the simple fact that colloidal silver can only help resolve the singular issue of eradicating or suppressing the pathogen. It cannot help repair the multiple bodily systems that have already been damaged by the pathogen.

 

Therefore, a person might feel a lot better after taking large daily amounts of colloidal silver, because the silver, in killing or suppressing the activity of the pathogen, is able to halt the progression of the infection. But it’s not repairing the damage already done to multiple bodily systems.

 

So there are a lot of debilitating symptoms that can remain active and continue to drag down a person’s health and well-being because of the damage already done by the pathogen to the immune system, the nervous system, brain system function, hormonal system function, and the body’s energy-metabolism system.

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This generally makes people think all they need to do is take more colloidal silver, since the silver made them feel better in the first place.

 

But what natural health experts say they REALLY need is to do is address the damage the pathogen has done to the five bodily systems that are almost always attacked by these pathogens.

 

Success With A Multi-Pronged Approach

 

That’s why many natural health experts recommend a more rational, multi-pronged natural approach to recovery from Lyme disease, very similar to that which has successfully be used by victims of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia over the past few decades.

In this approach, colloidal silver (in far smaller daily amounts than some people on the internet recommend) is used, along with a handful other important nutritional supplements known to help heal and repair specific bodily systems that are malfunctioning due to the damage caused by the pathogen.

 

First, of course, you have to kill or at least suppress the activity of the pathogen, which is where small daily amounts of colloidal silver come in.

 

But you also have to begin repairing the damage the pathogen has done in its attempts to take over the body, i.e., damage to brain function, nervous system function, hormonal system function, immune system function, and energy metabolism.

 

No matter which pathogen is involved in a chronic degenerative disease with an infectious basis — such as Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia — they ALL attack these five key areas of bodily function in order to deprive the body of being able to put up a defense against the pathogen’s life-destroying activities.

 

And colloidal silver alone (or antibiotic or antiviral drugs alone, for that matter) cannot resolve this. As long as the five crippled bodily systems remain damaged and left untreated, the recovery will never be complete.

 

Natural health experts therefore agree that along with small daily doses of colloidal silver to eradicate the pathogen or suppress its activity in the body, a number of additional healing supplements must be used if a more complete recovery is desired without having to ingest excessive amounts of colloidal silver for the rest of one’s life.

 

Many holistic practitioners recommend the following additional natural health supplements:

 

  • D-Ribose to help restore proper energy-metabolism function which is often crippled by the pathogen in order to deprive the immune system of the energy it needs to function. See below for more information on D-Ribose. Learn where to obtain high-quality D-Ribose here.

 

  • Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan to help restore proper immune system function (You can learn more about Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan and its remarkable ability to help restore flagging immunity here: The Beta-Glucan Manual.) Learn where to obtain the best brand of Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan, here.

 

  • Methylcobalamin – this is the most active and most bioavailable form of vitamin B-12 which experts say helps restore proper nervous system function, as well as helping with brain function and energy levels. Learn where to obtain high-qaulity methylcobalamin here.

 

  • Vinpocetine – the brain supplement dubbed “Viagra for the brain” by smart nutrients expert Dr. Ward Dean, M.D.; helps eliminate “brain fog” and restore proper brain function by increasing blood flow to the brain and triggering brain cells to release adenosine triphosphate (ATP) so the brain’s neurons can fire better, resulting in quicker, clearer thinking and reduced cognitive impairment. Learn where to obtain the highest-quality Vinpocetine, here.

 

  • Pregnenolone to help restore proper hormonal system function; Pregnenolone has been known for decades as the “happiness hormone,” thanks to its remarkable ability to relieve depression by helping balance the body’s hormonal system. Pregnenolone is the “mother hormone” through which the body is able to produce all other hormones.

 

Each of these nutrients is specifically targeted to one of the five main bodily functions that are most commonly disrupted by infectious microorganisms that cause chronic degenerative diseases such as Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and others.

 

And the good news is that you don’t have to take all of them at once. People who have used these supplements to help repair the damage caused to the body’s main functional systems by infectious microbes behind chronic degenerative diseases such as Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and more, generally start with the supplement associated with their most debilitating symptoms.

For example, if one’s energy and metabolism has been the most damaged by the pathogen, then experts say you might start by taking the energy-booster D-Ribose until energy levels are back on the upswing.

 

D-Ribose is not a stimulant, by the way. It’s a complex carbohydrate that all 70 trillion cells in the human body need in order to produce cellular energy (i.e., ATP).

 

By taking D-Ribose, the cells are able to produce their own energy, which in turn powers every organ, muscle and tissue in your body. In other words, you’re giving your body what it needs to produce its own endogenous energy.

 

But if one’s immune system has been damaged more extensively than one’s energy metabolism system (which is almost always the case with these pathogens, by the way) then you might start by taking the Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan, documented by science to be the world’s most powerful natural immune system booster.

 

Likewise, if one’s nervous system function has been the most impaired by the pathogen (i.e., resulting in restless legs syndrome, nerve pain, impaired reflexes, etc.), then taking the methylcobalamin form of vitamin B-12 would be a great starting point to get the needed repair going.

 

If “brain fog” and other symptoms of cognitive impairment are the most predominant symptoms one is experiencing, then taking the brain-booster Vinpocetine would probably be a good “first choice.” Once brain function is back at peak levels, the other four bodily systems can be worked on utilizing the other four supplements.

 

And, of course, if hormone-related symptoms are most predominant (i.e., depression, decreased sex drive, poor muscle strength and low muscle mass, low self-confidence, sadness, difficulty concentrating, etc.) then Pregnenolone, known as the “happiness hormone” for its dramatic mood-enhancing benefits can be taken first.

 

In my own personal experience (I do not have Lyme disease, but I’ve battled with Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome for some 30 years and can attest to the fact that its symptoms are very similar to those of Lyme disease) taking the D-Ribose, the Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan and the methylcobalamin form of vitamin B-12 together several times a week gives my body a dramatic “kick start” every time.

 

These three nutrients seem to be synergistic for me, i.e., they work together to help heal the body and do not seem to conflict with each other at all. But everyone’s different – i.e., biological individuality – so take things slowly and don’t be in too big of a hurry.

 

Likewise, when brain and hormonal problems seem to predominate, natural health experts say Vinpocetine and Pregnenolone can be taken together. Both of these nutrient supplements aid proper brain function, helping neurons fire faster and increasing blood flow to the brain so that “brain fog” and impaired thinking is no longer a problem.

 

But Pregnenolone has the added advantage of helping balance the body’s hormonal system, bringing down levels of hormones that might be too high, and bringing up levels of hormones that might be too low; in other words, helping the body establish hormonal equilibrium.

 

Since symptoms like “brain fog,” cognitive impairment, difficulty concentrating, sadness or depression, low sex drive and more can all be interrelated, taking Pregnenolone and Vinpocetine together in small doses several times a week seem to have an uplifting effect on both the brain and the hormonal system, in a synergistic fashion. After all, the brain basically controls the body’s hormonal system, and the body’s hormonal system helps power the brain.

 

I’ve used Vinpocetine and Pregnenolone together when my symptoms tell me that both my brain and hormonal systems are flagging, and there results have often been wondrous. I’ve found that I only need to do so several times a week, for a few weeks, in order to trigger dramatic healing and experience a significant rebound in well-being.

 

A Typical Nutritional Strategy

 

Natural health experts say that when fighting chronic degenerative disease triggered by a pathogen, these supplements should be taken along with a high-quality multi-vitamin/mineral complex, plus essential fatty acids such as those found in Borage seed oil and Omega-3 fish oil which help nourish brain cells, tame hidden inflammation, inhibit blood clotting, and even help the cells become more fluid and pliable so they absorb other vital nutrients more efficiently.

 

(Remember to always consult your local experienced natural or holistic health care practitioner before undertaking any nutritional supplement program. This is vital because your natural health practitioner can monitor your progress through blood tests as well as through observation, and suggest changes as needed that can increase your well-being at a faster rate.)

 

So a typical way to deal nutritionally with Lyme disease and other chronic degenerative diseases caused by infections is to take:

1.) Colloidal Silver. Take a small amount of colloidal silver every day, to help the body eradicate the pathogen, or at least keep its activity suppressed. For some people, that might be as little as a teaspoonful of 10 ppm colloidal silver each day, or as much as an ounce a day. See the Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report to learn how to determine your own daily dosage based on your body weight and the ppm (concentration) of the colloidal silver product you’re using.

 

2.) Vitamins and Minerals. Take a good, high-quality multi-vitamin/mineral supplement every day (not the cheap stuff from Walmart; count on paying $30 to $60 a month for high-quality, bioavailable vitamins and minerals, such as Ultra Protection III from Douglas Laboratories). Typically, the pathogens behind chronic degenerative diseases such as Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and others work to cripple the body’s ability to absorb enough vitamins and minerals from food. By augmenting one’s diet with a good, high-quality, bioavailable multi-vitamin/mineral supplement, you can give back to your body the nutrients it’s been missing, which in turn will help stimulate healing and repair.

 

3.) Essential Fatty Acids. These too, need to be taken daily. Dr. Stephen Langer, M.D. points out that victims of chronic degenerative diseases caused by infectious microbes often don’t get enough essential fatty acids in their diets. But essential fatty acids are said to be critical for brain health and function, blood health, hormonal health, cellular health and function, and much more. Therefore, many natural health experts recommend people fighting chronic degenerative diseases caused by pathogens to take 1,000 mg. per day of Borage Seed Oil and 1,000 mg. per day of Omega-3 Fish Oil daily. These help nourish brain cells, tame hidden inflammation, inhibit blood clotting, and even help the body’s 70 trillion cells become more fluid and pliable so they absorb nutrients more efficiently.

 

4.) Supplements that Support the Body’s 5 Main Functional Systems — With the above as one’s foundational daily nutrient supplement program, you can then experiment with taking D-Ribose, Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan, Methylcobalamin, Vinpocetine and Pregnenolone on a rotational basis, determined by one’s symptoms.

 

Again, if exhaustion and low energy levels are a predominant symptom, then adding a capsule of D-Ribose to one’s normal supplement regimen three or four times a week (or more, if necessary) might be a good way to start.

Once energy levels are back to normal, the D-Ribose can be tapered off (and used from time-to-time when energy levels might dwindle a bit), and you can work on the next most debilitating symptom by adding the corresponding nutrient to your daily supplement protocol.

 

In this manner, one by one, each of the body’s five basic functions (energy system, immune system, nervous system, brain function, hormonal function) can be addressed, repaired and restored to proper function.

I must repeat that having a good holistic health doctor to guide you through this and monitor your progress is imperative. A good natural health doctor can see things you might miss, and make suggestions that will speed recovery and enhance well-being.

 

Learn More

 

To learn more about using the above natural supplements as a nutritional adjunct to healing the body from the debilitating effects of Lyme disease (or other chronic degenerative diseases caused by pathogens), consider reading my previous article at this link, which documents what I did – personally — in order to heal my body of Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

 

The article gives some suggestions regarding what others dealing with chronic degenerative diseases caused by infectious microorganisms (like the Lyme disease pathogen and more), can do as well.

 

Yes, my previous article is largely about my own personal experiences in using natural substances to heal the crippling effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (caused by Epstein Barr virus and Cytomegalovirus).

 

But again, the underlying principle is the same as with the Lyme disease pathogen. You have to deal with the pathogen first (colloidal silver). But you also have to deal with the damage caused by the pathogen to the body’s five main systems of function (i.e., the other recommended supplements) which is where the supplements like D-Ribose, Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan, Methylcobalamin, Vinpocetine and Pregnenolone come in.

 

Please keep firmly in mind that I’m not a doctor, and I’m not “prescribing” anything, here. I’m just reporting what cutting edge natural health experts have been saying for years, and what people (including myself) who have conquered the symptoms of pathogen-induced chronic degenerative diseases such as Lyme disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and others have done.

 

So check out my previous article on using the above nutritional supplementation to deal with infection-based chronic degenerative diseases, and let me know if the ideas spelled out in that article help you as much as they’ve helped me.

 

Where to Obtain High-Quality Colloidal Silver

 

If you’re interested in trying colloidal silver as a nutritional adjunct for Lyme disease, or any other pathogen-induced chronic degenerative disease, it’s important to know that it can be found in almost every health food store in America.  It’s also available online at Amazon.com or SwansonVitamins.com, or many other websites.

 

Some people prefer the Sovereign Silver brand, at a 10 ppm concentration.  And others prefer the ASAP Colloidal Silver brand, at 24 ppm concentration.  They’re both widely considered to be excellent choices.

 

If you try colloidal silver and find that it helps you overcome your Lyme disease symptoms, you’ll then likely want to look into purchasing a home colloidal silver generator so you can make your own colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, rather than paying $20 or $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle at health food stores.

 

After all, you can also safely use colloidal silver internally to stop colds and flu in their tracks… alleviate intestinal infections…stop urinary tract infections…cure upper respiratory infections…wipe out infection-based prostate problems…and much, much more! (To learn more, see A Colloidal Silver Primer.)

 

Most people who try colloidal silver find that it quickly becomes their #1 “go to” nutritional supplement for helping the body fight active infections, nutritionally.

 

Get Educated

 

  • To learn how tens of thousands of people are curing their own infections with safe, natural colloidal silver, see the real-life colloidal silver success stories at this link.

 

  • To learn how truly simple it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quartclick here.

 

  • To learn what makes the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator superior to conventional colloidal silver generators, click here.

 

  • To save $100 on a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, click here.

 

Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

 

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,

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